Damp Proofing

We have been specialists in the treatment of damp related issues since 1992. Thus, you can confidently put your trust in us to ensure you receive the best damp proofing solutions.

 

Damp Proofing solutions are a vital aspect of any building, new or old, big or small. Damp is one of the most common building defects experienced in society today because it is seen as an unnecessary expense. If it occurs in your home or office, it can lead to detrimental damage in the structure’s performance. It also leads to many health risks especially with those who have weaker immune systems or respiratory complications.

Our highly trained damp proofing team comprehensively inspect your building with the mission to treat the CAUSE of the damp instead of remedying the symptoms. We are also proudly approved applicators of Aquagard Waterproofing Solutions, one of the most highly rated waterproofing and damp proofing brands on the market today.

What is Damp Proofing?

Damp proofing is a moisture control application that is installed into the foundation, walls and floors to prevent moisture from passing through interior spaces.

There are 2 main types of damp; rising damp and lateral damp. Each damp type is treated using different damp proofing methods.

Rising Damp

Rising damp affects the floors and walls of buildings and occurs when moisture from the ground travels up through the walls and brickwork via capillary action. Rule of thumb, rising damp never reaches a height over 1.3m and normally appears at the base of the wall or the wall floor junction. Signs of rising damp include:

– Rotten skirtings
– Mould Growth
– Bubbling And Loose Paint
– Stained and Loose Wallpaper
– Salt Stains

Rising Damp Signs

Rising Damp Treatment

First, the plaster is chopped until the brickwork is exposed. Then, holes are drilled at 110mm above floor level at regular intervals before Aquagard DPC (damp-proof course) cream is injected into each hole. The holes are then sealed off with DampBlock mortar mix. Our rising damp treatment comes with a guarantee of 5 years.

Lateral Damp

Lateral damp occurs when moisture successfully penetrates the outside of a building, causing the interior of the building to experience damp. Unlike rising damp, lateral damp can occur at any level including ceilings. Signs of lateral damp include:

  • – Mouldy, Musty Smells
  • – Condensation On Windows
  • – Walls And Ceilings That Feel Cold Or Damp
  • – Bubbling And Loose Paint
  • – Stained Wallpaper
  • – Mould Growth

Lateral Damp Signs

Lateral Damp Treatment

Lateral damp treatment is unique to every situation as there is no common denominator in what may be causing the damp. It can be caused by a leaking roof, a faulty plumbing pipe, a leaking shower etc. Contact our damp proofing team today to arrange a free inspection and quotation. Our lateral damp guarantees differ according to the cause of the damp.

Why Choose Us For Your Damp Solutions?

We have been at the forefront of damp proofing in Johannesburg since 1992. Thus, we have developed the expertise to solve all damp related issues in the residential, commercial and industrial sector. Our professionally trained damp proofing employees take on projects of all sizes. Get in touch with us today and let’s resolve your damp issues once and for all.